Tarzana, CA, December 17th 2005. FabricLink and Textile Intelligence Magazine present this Supply Chain Panel of experts to explore how consumer ECO Think is impacting buying trends and the textile technologies and innovations for the outdoor market. Whether today's consumers want goods that are hard-core eco, or prefer going green-lite, consumers are interested in pursuing a sustainable lifestyle.
All textile-based suppliers, manufacturers and retailers are invited and urged to attend this special event. The Panel will focus on efforts in education, accessibility and price sensitivity in the eco-friendly fabric marketplace. Join the conversation and learn the latest consumer research on consumer eco-awareness and purchasing habits, and what it can mean to your bottom line. FabricLink welcomes Textile Intelligence in presenting this, our 10th, Industry Panel that brings together industry leaders to offer insights, ideas, and forecasts for developing, buying, and successfully selling textile products.
Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7 - 9 a.m.
Downtown Marriott, Salon G - J, Salt Lake City, UT
(across the street from the entrance to the show)
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008
Scheduled Panelists Include:
â€¢ Fiber: Brad Poorman, CEO, Cocona Inc.
â€¢ Fabric: Andrew Vecchione, President, Polartec
â€¢ Retailer, Consumer: TBA
â€¢ Manufacturer: Kelly Wallrich, Director of Product, KEEN
â€¢ Moderator: Emily Walzer, Managing Editor, Textile Intelligence
Here are some testimonials from past Industry Panel attendees:
A well-prepared Panel!!! I like the diverse responses from the different technologies to common questions. Also, good questions from the moderators!
Attendee from the Dow Chemical Company
This was the best seminar I've attended in 15 years at OR!!!
Very informative!! The Panel opened new avenues of thought on a variety of levels!
Meredith Hyland, production manager, Kokatat
Really insightful!!! I especially liked that the panelists sometimes challenged each other a bit
Kathleen DesMarteau, editor in chief, Apparel Magazine